Popular Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage has revealed her struggles growing in a midst of fair coloured friends.
Tiwa is one of the black and beautiful celebrities which you can describe as melanin-rich skin but her revelation has come as a shocked to her fans though she still remains black and beautiful.
In an interview with Allure Magazine, the mother of one revealed that during her childhood days, she felt misplaced amongst her friends who had lighter skin and attempted to change hers to suit what her friends had.
According to her, she chose to bleach at the age of 14 and used a bleaching cream mixed with lemon.
She noted that that had an effect on her body as she still has some patches tainted on her back due to the mixed cream applied.
Tiwa further reveals that despite putting an end to bleaching her skin, she still isn’t all confident about who she is in black skin.
In her words;
“I actually did try to bleach my skin when I was about, I think 14 or 15 years. Even now I have patches on my back. My mom was cleaning my room and saw the cream that I used to mix with lemons. She wasn’t angry. it was more her disappointment. So I stopped but I was always insecure about being dark.”